Within easy reach of Siem Reap are the fascinating string of floating villages and stilted houses on Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Here we can give you the wonderful opportunity to join a cruise of the lake to catch a glimpse of the fishermen at work, the children playing by the shore and the wide variety of wildlife, colourful birds and plants that inhibit the mangroves.
Situated between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh is Battambang. Known for its striking colonial architecture and contemporary arts scene, it’s also the departure point of the Bamboo ‘Train’. Set up by villagers to transport themselves and their goods, you can join this very basic train for a highly recommended short journey through breathtaking landscapes and rice paddies to a local village.
What better way to conclude an exhilarating tour of cultural delights that with time to unwind on Cambodia’s southern shores? Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s premier beach resort and easily accessible from Siem Reap by air, or from Phnom Penh by road. Surrounded by tropical beaches and undeveloped islands, it is an enchanting paradise, with the sea effortlessly losing itself into the sky.
Kep, which was founded as a retreat for the French elite in 1908, also has a beautifully tranquil atmosphere. Why not relax on its sun-dappled beaches, enjoying the exquisite seafood it has to offer. But for pure escapism let us take you to Song Saa Private Island, nestled in the warm sapphire waters of Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago.